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Morning Mail aggregates Rensselaer news and event information and re-packages it for distribution to the campus community. The headline and a summary of each item are collected by the Morning Mail system and curated for a daily, community email message.  Each item links back to the originating website for more details.

News & Announcements

Morning Mail checks RSS & ATOM feeds from campus websites for recent news and announcements. Items posted to most websites are automatically collected by the Morning Mail system.  

Events

Morning Mail pulls events from Rensselaer's public events calendar (events.rpi.edu).  Events posted to the events calendar are automatically pulled into Morning Mail and will appear in the daily Morning Mail email before the event date. The Helpdesk provides instructions on adding events to the calendar.

How to Participate

Morning Mail gets all of its news and events from RSS feeds from participating sites within the Rensselaer community. To request a website be included in Morning Mail please submit a request through the Helpdesk.

Daily Email

The daily Morning Mail email is sent to all students, faculty, and staff and is designed to alert members of our community to important upcoming events and news.

Best Practices

When writing news or event items be sure to include enough information for people outside the organization (for example, computing announcements should make sense to people outside DotCIO). Include enough contextual information so people can understand your news even when it isn't located on your website. For example, a headline of 'Team wins 3-0 over Union' only makes sense on the hockey site while 'RPI Hockey Blanks Union, 3-0' can be understood on any site.